Apple hit with patent infringement lawsuit for selling a smart water bottle

An Ohio-based company is suing Apple for selling smart water bottles that connect to an Apple Watch, allegedly infringing on two patents covering similar technology.

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The plaintiff in the case is non-practicing entity Xennial IP LLC, which owns U.S. Patent No. 7,792,409 and U.S. Patent No 10,664,571. Both properties cover a “communicative sports water bottle” that can connect to a smart device and track health metrics like water intake.

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